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Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 17, 2008

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 47th week of the 2007-08 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household, adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and viewership figures are providedThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week. The final chart includes time-shifted DVR ratings for select broadcast programs. Note: the viewership data presented in the first two charts is in Live+Same Day (the Nielsen standard) while the DVR chart present viewership in Live and Live+7 day. The Live figures will not match the Live+Same Day figures.

Broadcast ratings:
ProgramHHA18-49A25-54Viewers
(millions)
20/204.0/71.4/41.7/45.523
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED 2.1/41.2/41.4/43.36
BIG BROTHER-SUN 3.5/62.0/62.4/65.529
BIG BROTHER-THURS 3.9/72.1/72.6/75.864
BIG BROTHER-TUES 4.2/62.4/62.8/76.358
FLASHPOINT 4.2/71.6/42.0/56.113
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 2.4/41.4/51.5/44.24
GREATEST AMERICAN DOG 3.2/61.3/41.7/55.11
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: GET IN THE PICTURE-MON 1.5/20.6/20.7/22.16
NFL: PANTHERS/EAGLES-THU 2.2/41.2/41.3/33.16
NFL: RAIDERS/TITANS-FRI 2.4/41.3/41.4/43.53
PRIMETIME: CRIME 3.2/51.3/41.7/44.38
PRIMETIME: MEDICAL MYSTERIES 3.2/51.4/41.8/44.67
SUMMER OLYMPICS MONDAY 17.6/2910.6/2911.6/2930.173
SUMMER OLYMPICS TUESDAY 19.9/3412.4/3413.4/3534.014
SUMMER OLYMPICS WEDNESDAY 16.7/289.4/2710.5/2827.656
SUMMER OLYMPICS THURSDAY 17.9/3110.4/3011.7/3129.708
SUMMER OLYMPICS FRIDAY 15.4/288.5/289.9/2926.071
SUMMER OLYMPICS SATURDAY 17.8/3210.6/3312.4/3431.593
SUMMER OLYMPICS SUNDAY 16.0/279.2/2610.6/2727.184
SWINGTOWN 2.3/40.9/31.3/33.24
THE MOLE 1.7/31.1/31.2/32.52
WANNA BET? 2.2/31.4/31.4/33.68

Cable ratings:
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
18-49
THE CLOSERTNT6.4191.3
NASCAR SPRINT CUPESPN5.3001.8
NATIONWIDE POST RACEESPN5.0371.7
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.8121.9
MONKUSA4.6541.2/4
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENTUSA4.6441.3/3
WWE ENTERTAINMENTUSA4.5331.7
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK4.483-
NFL: BENGALS/PACKERSESPN4.1431.6/5
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.999-
BURN NOTICEUSA3.8811.4/4
SPONGEBOB-SATNICK3.861-
SPONGEBOB-WEDNICK3.848-
SPONGEBOB-TUENICK3.801-
IN PLAIN SIGHTUSA3.7801.1/3
SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGERABC FAMILY3.7041.3/4
PSYCHUSA3.6601.1/3
SPONGEBOB-WEDNICK3.646-
BACK AT THE BARNYARDNICK3.621-
SPONGEBOB-SUNNICK3.593-
SAVING GRACETNT3.54-
ARMY WIVESLIFETIME3.491.3/3
PROJECT RUNWAYLIFETIME3.31.5/4
ROAST OF BOB SAGETCOMEDY3.011.6/5
THE O'REILLEY FACTOR-THUFOX NEWS2.86-
PRESIDENTIAL FORUM-SATFOX NEWS2.78-
LITTLE GIRL LOSTLMN2.0-
SHEAR GENIUSBRAVO1.950.9/3
PRESIDENTIAL FORUM-SATCNN1.92-
TORI & DEAN: HOME SWEET HOLLYWOODOXYGEN1.30.7/2
BROOKE KNOWS BESTVH11.250.6/2
NEW YORK GOES HOLLYWOODVH11.200.6/1
MAD MENAMC1.0730.4
KUNG FU KILLER PART 1SPIKE1.070.4/1
THE DAILY SHOW-MONCOMEDY0.960.4
THE DAILY SHOW-TUECOMEDY0.940.4
PRESIDENTIAL FORUM-SATMSNBC0.871-
WEEDSSHOWTIME0.850.5/1
THE AMERICAN MALLMTV0.436-
HARD KNOCKSHBO0.350.2/0
  • Cable Network Weekly Olympic Coverage Ratings Averages:
    • USA Network: 960,000 viewers
    • MSNBC: 650,000 viewers
    • Oxygen: 658,000 viewers
    • CNBC: 606,000 viewers
  • Shows with 18-49 data available, but no viewership:
    • House of Payne (TBS, 9pm) - 0.9/2
    • House of Payne (TBS, 9:30pm) - 1.1/3
    • House of Payne (TBS, 10pm) - 1.0/3
    • House of Payne (TBS, 10:30pm) - 1.0/3
    • Eureka (Sci-Fi) - 1.0/2
    • Ghost Hunters International (Sci-Fi) - 0.9/3
    • I Love Money (VH1) - 0.9/2
    • America's Best Dance Crew (MTV) - 0.9/2
    • Ice Road Truckers (History) - 0.8/2
    • Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) - 0.8/2
    • Stargate: Atlantis (Sci-Fi) - 0.6/2
  • No ratings data available for 
    • The Middleman (ABC Family)
    • Generation Kill (HBO)
Broadcast DVR ratings: viewership in the first column is in Live, not Live+Same Day
ProgramNetLive Viewers
(millions)
Live+7
Increase
Live+7 Viewers
(millions)
20/20-FRIABC5.4260.2945.720
BIG BROTHER 10-SUNCBS4.3341.7876.121
BIG BROTHER 10-THUCBS4.8711.4746.345
BIG BROTHER 10-TUECBS5.4331.5396.972
FLASHPOINTCBS5.9690.7116.680
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWNCW4.1040.2974.401
GREATEST AMERICAN DOGCBS4.8850.5475.432
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL-MONABC2.0990.2562.355
SUMMER OLYMPICS FRI NBC24.9911.30726.298
SUMMER OLYMPICS MON NBC29.0801.49930.579
SUMMER OLYMPICS SAT NBC30.7801.11031.890
SUMMER OLYMPICS SUN NBC26.2851.22227.507
SUMMER OLYMPICS THU NBC28.7161.36830.084
SUMMER OLYMPICS TUE NBC32.8241.76234.586
SUMMER OLYMPICS WED NBC26.8711.05127.922
SWINGTOWNCBS3.0670.8853.952
THE MOLEABC2.1600.9293.089
WIPEOUTABC4.6730.4505.123

Source: Nielsen Media Research via The Futon Critic, Media Life Magazine, Variety, and The Associated Press

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